Job Actress
Years active 1925-1972
Top Roles Frances Myles, Mildred Pierce, Margaret J. 'M.J.' Drew, Michele de la Becque, Sally Parker
Top GenresDrama, Romance, Comedy, Silent Films, Thriller/Suspense, Film Adaptation
Top TopicsBook-Based, Pre-Code Cinema, Based on Play
Top Collaborators (Director), (Producer), (Director), (Producer)
Shares birthday with Philip Ober, Jeff York, Kenneth Tobey  see more..

Joan Crawford Overview:

Legendary actress, Joan Crawford, was born Lucille Fay LeSueur on Mar 23, 1905 in San Antonio, TX. Crawford died at the age of 72 on May 10, 1977 in New York City, NY and was laid to rest in Ferncliff Cemetery and Mausoleum in Hartsdale, Westchester County, NY.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Joan Crawford was nominated for three Academy Awards, winning one for Best Actress for Mildred Pierce (as Mildred Pierce) in 1945.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1945Best ActressMildred Pierce (1945)Mildred PierceWon
1947Best ActressPossessed (1947)Louise HowellNominated
1952Best ActressSudden Fear (1952)Myra HudsonNominated
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She was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. Joan Crawford's handprints and footprints were 'set in stone' at Grauman's Chinese Theater during imprint ceremony #15 on Sep 14, 1929.

BlogHub Articles:

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By Annmarie Gatti on Apr 19, 2021 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Patricia Neal: An Unquiet Life and: The Essential BiographyTwo Biographies for Two Lucky Winners! CMH is happy to announce our next Classic Movie Book Giveaway as part of our partnership with University Press of Kentucky! This time, we’ll be celebrating two iconic actresses, ... Read full article


Dancing Lady (1933): & Clark Gable

By 4 Star Film Fan on Oct 29, 2020 From 4 Star Films

You know the drill. In the throes of the Depression, the idle rich fritter their wealth away at such social events as striptease and then attend the ensuing night court until they get bored with the whole affair. Tod Newton (Franchot Tone) is one of their ilk, but he’s more engaged than others... Read full article


Possessed (1931): and The “In” Crowd

By 4 Star Film Fan on Oct 27, 2020 From 4 Star Films

We open up on the Acme Paper Box Co., which has a down-and-dirty industry strewn about its edges. If the people flooding out of the factory are any indication, this will be a dusty, grubby, little picture. Two of their employees are Al Manning (Wallace Ford) and Marian Martin (). HeR... Read full article


Our Dancing Daughters (1928): Ascending

By 4 Star Film Fan on Oct 22, 2020 From 4 Star Films

Our Dancing Daughters is an inflection point of silent film for the very fact it stands out for setting up to be in incandescent star for generations to come. She calls upon her flapper talents and bouncy effervescence fully embodying the jazz age through the character of “Danger... Read full article


Watch THE STYLE OF SIN: on Vimeo!

on Jun 16, 2020 From GlamAmor

Last weekend, more than 200 fans of film and fashion got together to celebrate the early life and style of ! I couldn't have asked for a better audience for the first in my 6-part online Pre-Code series THE STYLE OF SIN. The Pre-Code era of Hollywood refers to the years between 1930... Read full article


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Joan Crawford Quotes:

Marcia Townsend Warren: [to prizefighter] First time I've ever seen you with your clothes on. I can't tell you how impressed I am.


Myra Hudson: I was just wondering what I'd done to deserve you


Vienna: Down there I sell whiskey and cards. All you can buy up these stairs is a bullet in the head. Now which do you want?


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Joan Crawford Facts
She taught director Steven Spielberg how to belch while filming their episode of "Rod Serling's Night Gallery" (1969).

Niece-in-law of Robert Fairbanks.

Despite being a big star, Crawford really didn't appear in that many film classics. One she missed out on was From Here to Eternity (1953) in 1953. When the domineering actress insisted that her costumes be designed by Sheila O'Brien, studio head Harry Cohn replaced her with Deborah Kerr.

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